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MSI GEFORCE GTX 650 1GB Power Edition Video Card Review
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 11:46A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We see how the lower end options from NVIDIA look with the new MSI GTX 650 1GB Power Edition."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Lenovo Y580 15.6-inch Laptop Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 11:23A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just about a year ago we took a look at Lenovos Y570 15.6-inch laptop and today we have its successor the Y580. Designed to be an all-around system or even a desktop replacement that can handle HD video, gaming, and other intensive tasks the Y580 features NVIDIA GTX660M graphics, an mSATA solid state drive for fast boot times and application load times, a very fast Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, 8GB of DDR3 and USB 3.0 support. For those who hate the typical dull speakers on laptops Lenovo has outfitted the Y580 with premium JBL speakers with support for Dolby Home Theater v4. Finally just for looks Lenovo has added a backlit keyboard that not only looks cool, but allows you to work at night with ease. Starting at just $849 the Y580 is still very affordable. Is this the laptop for you? Read on as we put it to the test!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 9:21A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But wait, there`s more, as the commercial starts. The UEFI BIOS is full of tweaks designed for the enthusiast with preset overclocking profiles tuned by Nick Shih as well as memory presets for use with specific module and speed combinations similar to what you might find on an ASUS ROG board. By using a combination of profiles and manual tweaking I was able to push the Core i7 3770K to over 4.8GHz with the memory running at 2400MHz (higher than it ever has so far); pretty stout results for a combination of parts I thought I had rung the last bit of performance from."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Do you deserve your touch?
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The budget tablet segment keeps growing, and generally they are also improving in quality. In the beginning these products had pretty terrible displays, but nowadays you can find decent screens on these affordable tablets. A fairly recent addition to the entry-level segment is the brand dServe, that is using three new tablets to enter the budget tablet market.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Asustek expects to fail
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 9:02A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer originally forecast its motherboard shipments to reach 25 million units in 2012, but the company has recently adjusted its target to only 22.2 million units, down from 23.2 million in 2011, according to the company CEO Jerry Shen.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Arctic MC101 review: HTPC in media player format
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Watching digital content in your living room, it remains a challenge sometimes. Of course there are plenty of media players, settop boxes, smart TVs, intelligent Blu-ray players and the old favourite, the HTPC. The latter is the most flexible, but until now also the largest in size, which can be a drawback in the living room. Arctic has attempted to solve that problem, by creating an HTPC that is the size of a media player.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Synology DS413 and DS413j
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 9:00A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the Synology DS413j is not intended to compete with high-end Atom driven products like the QNAP TS-269L, we feel it makes a very compelling argument in this particular comparison. Overall there isn’t a great deal separating the two in terms of performance and it is not unless you look at upload performance exclusively that the TS-269L looks like the obvious option.
  FULL STORY @ PAGES

 
News: TRs Windows 8 system guide
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 6:34A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve refreshed our famous system guide to account for AMD`s new A- and FX-series processors, the latest GPU releases, and of course, the arrival of Windows 8."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Clock-For-Clock Nouveau Can Compete With NVIDIAs Driver
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 5:15P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Similar to last week`s testing of comparing the open-source vs. closed-source Radeon Linux driver performance from a stock Ubuntu 12.10 installation, the tables have now been turned to look at NVIDIA hardware on this latest Ubuntu Linux release. Benchmarks were done of the stock Nouveau open-source graphics driver, the official NVIDIA proprietary driver, and the proprietary driver when it was underclocked to match the clock frequencies as used by the reverse-engineered Nouveau driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 5:06P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS HD 7750 IceQ X Turbo is a custom design, overclocked HD 7750. A separate 6-pin PCI-Express power connector has been added to the card, which improves power delivery and might have an effect on overclocking potential. In our testing we saw over 25% real life performance gain from overclocking."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Xigmatek Centauro 600W Power Supply Unit Review
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 2:41P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
About a week ago i stopped by one of the largest electronics store near where i live to purchase several small things i needed (some permanent markers, DVD+R/CD-R packs) and since i was there i decided to also stop by their PC hardware area to see which product lines have the most traffic. So during the 20 minutes i spend on that floor looking at all the available products (i was surprised by the limited range of products especially for one of the largest electronics/PC Hardware stores around here) i saw several people picking graphics cards from the shelves (mainly GeForce GTX650/660 and Radeon 7850 models) but unfortunately i also saw the same people choosing OEM power supplies over the more well-known ones from Seasonic, Corsair, Thermaltake and Enermax (those were the only four available PSU brands in the store at that time). I did manage to sit down with one of the people who chose an OEM power supply and while i was trying to explain the differences between a good PSU and an OEM one i was somewhat surprised to hear that he thought that every power supply out there uses the same components, or at least that`s what several sales persons had told him in the past. In any case after listening to what i had to say he ended walking away with a Corsair GS600 PSU which was pretty much the only one (between the available ones) near the price range he had in mind for a PSU. So because of that we`ve decided to also focus on rather low-cost power supply units aimed at casual users and gamers such as the Centauro XTK-CB-0600M 600W by Xigmatek."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Vantec MRK-425ST-BK EZ Swap F4 Quad Bay 2.5 SATA SSD/HDD Rack @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 1:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To my surprise one of the fastest growing component being seen in system builds are hard drive racks, especially in small form factor rigs. And I am sure this has to be either the lack of space in some of these SFF cases or the difficult it takes to which drives in and out after the system has been completely built. Our friends at Vantec have sent to us over our first multi-drive 2.5 rack in the form of the MRK-425ST-BK or the F4 Quad Bay rack. The rack installed in a single 5.25 optical drive bay and can house a total of four 2.5 SATA drives allowing you to get rid the interior HDD cages and allow for better airflow in many cases."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Synology DiskStation DS413 4-bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 1:51P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DS413 NAS from Synology is aimed for the Home to Business Workgroup segment, provides good read/write speeds in most of the applications and features the highly configurable DSM. DSM supports plenty of additional services, accessible from the GUI, like DHCP, VPN, Syslog, Mail, Antivirus, Backup, Cloud Station and more."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Mad Catz TRITTON Pro+ 5.1 Surround Headset for X360/PS3/PC Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 11:46A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new, revised TRITTON Pro+ 5.1 Surround Headset from Mad Catz comes with a redesigned decoder box which features multiple options, one in-line remote for adjusting volumes on eac"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

SilverStone ST45SF-G 450W SFX Form Factor PSU Review
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 11:28A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone ST45SF-G is a good SFX form factor power supply. It has many of the features that you would expect from larger ATX enthusiast PSUs like a painted chassis and modular, sleeved cables. The power supply delivered very good voltage regulation with good efficiency and maintained relatively clean outputs across a wide range of loads. The ST45SF-G also comes with both EPS12V and PCI-E connectors, which typically aren`t found on a small SFX form factor PSU."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Kingston HyperX T1 PC3-22400 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 11:23A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at our fastest out of the box memory kit yet, the 2800MHz DDR HyperX kit from Kingston."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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